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Writing a Diversity Statement for Your Faculty Job Search

December 4, 2023, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST

Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a diversity statement as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement.

Learning objectives:

  • Reflect on ways you are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your research, teaching, engagement, leadership, or other areas.
  • Identify resources that allow you to participate and contribute to DEI initiatives, opportunities, projects, and research.
  • Review best practices to write a diversity statement and learn how to critically evaluate diversity statements.

This workshop is designed for University of Michigan master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact [email protected] to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

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December 4, 2023
11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
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